Arts and (Selfie) Culture – Yayoi Kusama Exhibition at David Zwirner


The following is an excerpt from my piece “Is It Possible to ‘Find Ourselves’ in Selfie Culture?” as seen on The Style Con:

Standing in line for the Yayoi Kusama exhibition outside of the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, you begin to notice a few things. One, the wind coming off the Hudson is blisteringly cold. Two, you’ve begun to lose feeling in both of your hands. And three, the average age of everyone waiting patiently to get in seems more appropriate for a club in the Meatpacking District on a Friday night. Far from your geriatric retiree crowd hitting up the MET, the 84-year-old Kusama has some serious sway with the youngsters. And not to discount the significance of the work, but that reason is due in large part to Instagram.

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